Many companies are seeking people to better manage and market their services and products to a multicultural audience in the U.S. and abroad.
Graduates in global languages pursue careers in business, education, government, and the nonprofit sector, and some pursue advanced degrees.
A minor in a global language is also an excellent complement to a number of majors. Students pursuing careers in law, business administration, criminal justice and health sciences should consider a minor in a language as a way to increase their marketable skills.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects careers as interpreters and translators to grow 20% by 2031.
- The federal government needs people with global language skills in a variety of roles in the State Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies.
- The global employment website Indeed.com lists other career options for majors in Foreign Languages or Global and international studies.
- Read more from the BLS about the occupational outlook for people with a global languages background.
Our students can choose from programs that offer a wide variety of language and cultural experiences in their language of choice. For example, German students can experience German language and culture in an exchange program at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Bavaria. Students of Spanish can select among Study Abroad Programs in Granada, Spain, various cities in northern Spain, such as Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, and, with an emphasis on management and business, Study Abroad opportunities in Panama and Costa Rica. French students can choose a program in Paris and Tours, France. Students can also study in Seoul, South Korea, or experience several cities in Japan.
The Center for International Resources & Collaborative Language Engagement (CIRCLE) provides many resources including tutoring to help you succeed as a language student. CIRCLE connects students with other language learners to form a community of learning and support, and it facilitates intercultural communication, providing a view of the globe through a window at Georgia State. Our mission for more than 20 years has been to provide a broad range of resources and support services to assist students in their language goals, whether for formal studies or personal enrichment.